Erich Rot was born 1958 in Kusel Germany as a son of a press photographer and a dark room technician. Already as a child, he considered the dark room at home his favorite playground. Aged thirteen, he inherated his father´s Leica M2, allowing him to gather his first personal experences with photography. Self-thaught,he worked during the mid 1980á as a freelance photographic assistant in Frankfurt/Main. In 1989, he began work as a freelanc photographer in Munich.
In 2001, he began to dedicate himself to the artistic production of his photographs; from 2005-2012 he regulary took part in group shows at Haus der Kunst as well as many other exhibitions.
Erich Roth is a member of FMDK Munich.